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Canada immigration CELPIP tests – Free webinar for language tests

Canada immigration CELPIP tests

Canada CELPIP immigration tests are Canada’s leading general English tests for immigration, citizenship, and professional designation.

CELPIP is accredited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Language proficiency in English or French is crucial to applying to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry immigration pool system and the Provincial Nominee Programs. Completing language test is mandatory for skilled worker candidates to move to Canada.

IRCC accepts the following four language tests:

  • CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program
  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System
  • TEF Canada: Test d’évaluation de français, and also
  • TCF Canada: Test de connaissance du français

Most immigration applicants speak English, and hence, choose to either take the CELPIP or IELTS General Training Test.

CELPIP Test Webinars

CELPIP Speaking Pro – Most popular free CELPIP webinar series, available monthly. Features information about what markers listen for in your responses and sample responses from past test takers, and to practice responding to speaking prompts. Also available on our YouTube channel.

CELPIP Listening Pro – YouTube free interactive session about listening component of CELPIP. How to answer listening questions and tips for practicing your listening skills.

CELPIP Writing Pro – YouTube session with CELPIP test takers to prepare for writing component of CELPIP. Also includes insight and tips into how best to prepare.

CELPIP Reading Pro – YouTube session on the format of the reading sections for the CELPIP test. How to answer CELPIP test questions.

CELPIP Live – Monthly live CELPIP YouTube livestream to meet and chat with CELPIP experts and fellow test takers and also learn about life in Canada.

CELPIP Get The Facts – YouTube – Everything you need to know about Canada immigration CELPIP tests.

Features of the webinar include:

  • Hosted by CELPIP Experts: Each session is hosted by CELPIP experts to ensure the information you receive is accurate and up to date.
  • Ask Questions: Interact with CELPIP experts and ask any questions you have about getting ready for the CELPIP Test.
  • Learn Where to Go Next: Get ideas about what the next steps in your preparation journey will be. From practice tests to additional webinars, to a preparation program.

CELPIP Webinar hosts

The webinar is hosted by Brandi Robb, and Michael Holaday.

Canada CELPIP immigration tests

Brandi Robb is a Content Developer/Online Instructor at Prometric. She teaches ESL college classes, Continuing Studies and Adult Basic Education courses.  She has extensive knowledge of the CAEL and CELPIP tests as online instructor and content developer for Prometric.

Canada CELPIP immigration tests

Michael Holaday is Vice President, Business Development at Prometric. His career is in education. He was a teacher, and then for many years in recruitment and admissions at the University of British Columbia. Michael is passionate about international education and learning.

CELPIP Podcast

The Official CELPIP Podcast is a great way to learn more about the CELPIP test, and to get helpful preparation tips. The podcast is available on all major podcasting platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

What is Canada Express Entry Immigration System?

Express Entry is the intake system that Canada uses to manage most immigration applications. It also is the most popular way to immigrate to Canada.

Express Entry draws for Canada permanent residence occur approximately every two weeks. In each draw, Canada issues candidates who score the cut-off minimum CRS score receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.

If IRCC approves your PR application and you complete the landing process, you become a Canadian permanent resident.

To enter the Express Entry pool, candidates must first create an Express Entry profile on IRCC website.

Express Entry Quick Steps

How Express Entry works

See also Canada All-Program Express Entry pool draws to resume in July 2022.

Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible

There are two ways to find out if you’re eligible for a program that is part of Express Entry:

Step 2: Get your documents ready

You need documents, such as language test results, to show that you’re eligible for Express Entry.

However, note that some documents take a long time to get, so you should get them ready now.

Step 3: Submit your profile into Express Entry pool

See How to create Express Entry profile for your Canada PR Application

Basically, your Express Entry profile is where you give IRCC information about yourself.

A key point specifically if you’re married or have a common-law partner. One of you must be the main or principal applicant.

Step 4: Receive an invitation and apply for Canada permanent residence

IRCC will send Invitations to Apply (ITA) to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool.

If IRCC invites you to apply, you’ll have 60 days to submit your application for permanent residence.

IRCC processes complete applications that have all the supporting documents in 6 months or less.

Express Entry Profile Creation

To clarify, this person is the ONE to submit a profile and list the spouse or partner in it.

Your principal applicant should be the one of you most likely to:

If you’re eligible, IRCC will accept you, and register you into the Express Entry pool of candidates.

You’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using the CRS points-based system. Your score is based on the information in your profile.

How to improve your Express Entry CRS score

An Express Entry candidate typically needs a CRS score of 470-490 points in a regular draw.

To emphasize, to get to these higher scores you need to maximize your points on all available factors.

We advise that you continue to improve your Express Entry CRS scoring. See for example Tips for Improving Express Entry CRS Scores.

See also Canada immigration document checklist – what you need to immigrate to Canada.